We are honored to have Positive Coaching Alliance – PCA as one of our Founding Kidpower Partners in Protection and to be a trusted resource for their organization.
As a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture, PCA provides research-based training and resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders to ensure a positive youth development experience for ALL kids, in all communities across the U.S., through sports. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have impact at three levels in a youth sports organization or school:
- YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
- COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
- YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.
PCA believes that all youth can benefit from a positive, inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, molds character, and prepares them for competition and life. In more than two decades of work, PCA expanded from a small local nonprofit to a strong, nationwide organization that provides programming in all 50 states, reaching thousands of organizations around the country and positively impacting millions of youth athletes every year. PCA has now partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching over 20 million youth.
PCA and Kidpower collaborations include videos and handouts on “Protecting Youth Athletes from Sexual Abuse” and other child protection and safety leadership materials to educate coaches, parents and youth sports organization leaders about the actions they can take to increase the safety and well-being of their athletes. Colorado PCA and Kidpower Colorado developed and presented tailored workshops about child abuse prevention for hundreds of high school and middle school coaches and parents in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools in the Denver area.
Our Amazon best-seller about Kidpower and other best practices, Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels, features Positive Coaching Alliance and Founder Jim Thompson in the chapter, The JOY of the Game, Reclaiming Youth Sports.
To learn more about PCA, visit: positivecoach.org
PCA Founder Jim Thompson making the Kidpower Protection Promise
Protecting Youth Athletes from Sexual Abuse Video Series
Mark Murphy, President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers, starts off the 90-second Trailer for our video series, “Protecting Youth Athletes from Sexual Abuse: Key Actions for Parents, Coaches and Youth Sports Leaders,” co-produced by Kidpower and PCA in 2013.